Saturday, September 18, 2010
Hi Mum, it's Sammy clone 36 (Part 8)
He got this really distant look on his face, then said that sounded very familiar. When he first moved to town, he had a housemate. Christian Montgomery. Christian went off to gym then he was going to work. He never came back. His girlfriend of the time, Cat, visited once to ask why Christian rang to break up. Mick had no answers.
I asked a few more questions. Christian was in sports, not at too high a level. And Mick just never worried about where he'd gone. He's a grown man, capable of making his own decisions.
So far I've found that Antonio, Ollie, Wyatt and Christian went missing. All relatively new in town, not people born here. All young, working on careers. There seemed to be no sign of anything wrong, but no one has any idea where they might be or what might have happened to them.
That's about as far as I got when I had a request from Meredith Kane to meet. I thought maybe the boys were playing stupid pranks on each other again. I was wrong.
I started to ask her about filing a police report then she gave me a look. That special look women reserve for times when a man has said something particularly idiotic.
"The police would not be the least concerned about Jeb. If anything, they'd celebrate."
Oh yeah, I have seen him. In his work clothes. She has a point, the police are not going to be keen in looking for a master thief.
It was Jeb.
He was ringing to break up the marriage. Damn, that is not good. Not at all.
I asked if she had noticed anything unusual on Saturday.
"I was upstairs with Amelia and I thought I heard a woman's voice talking to Jeb."
"No, I don't have any clue who it might have been."
"Do you think you might know the voice if you heard it again?"
"I doubt it. I was upstairs, and it was very faint. I'm just not sure."
I left Meredith with a promise that I'd concentrate on this. She offered a large amount of cash for the safe return of Jeb.
I hope I claim that money.